An 18-year old Syrian refugee Nazh Chendi who arrived in Britain eight years ago from Syria studying medicine in Cambridge. When she arrived in Britain she barely speaks English.
She is studying medicine with the hope to be a doctor one day. She chooses this profession because of her early experience in Syria.
Her Kurdish parents left the city of Aleppo in 2011 during a civil war that has so far led to the deaths of 400,000 civilians.
Nazh said that she remembers how her uncle who was a doctor in Syria returned home in the evening in bloody scrubs after a whole day in the operation theatre.
“I just want to see where my course takes me. I really admire the NHS. In Syria people are not so lucky they usually have to wait for hours to be seen by a doctor and it is very crowded,” Nazh said.
She said that she loves studying here in Cambridge. Everyone is very supportive. She also hopes to be a Prime Minister one day.
Nazh said that she wanted to go to Syria and work with her uncle when she became a doctor. She said: “I have chosen to study medicine because I want to make a difference to people’s lives and I think you have to gain life experience before you can do that in politics.”